Author(s): Cheung, Sue,
Date of Publication: 05/09/2019,
Pagination: 384 pages, black and white comic-style illustrations throughout,
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd,
Published By: Andersen Press Ltd,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 13 years, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)
But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents' Chinese takeaway. And things can be tough - whether it's unruly customers or the snotty popular girls who bully Jo for being different. Even when she does find a BFF who actually likes Jo for herself, she still has to contend with her erratic dad's behaviour.
All Jo dreams of is breaking free and forging a career as an artist. Told in diary entries and doodles, Jo's brilliantly funny observations about life, family and char siu make for a searingly honest portrayal of life on the other side of the takeaway counter.